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to school? a story that touched a nerve. >>> "in disgse." so many girls in a place the u.s. knows well live a lie with their family's blessing. >>> and the bug business. the industry that's popped up and suddenly exploded aimed at eradicating bedbugs. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> with political anger roaring across the country tonight we go to a small town where the citizens found out how much their public servants were making and they went wild. it happened in bell, california, where the city manager for starters was making $800,000. tonight, eight current and former town officials are in jail. the l.a. county d.a. is calling this corruption on steroids and all public officials like them across the country should probably regard this as a warning shot. we begin tonight with nbc's george lewis who is in the l.a. suburb. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the eight are accused of misappropriating $5.5 million of city funds for their own use. authorities from the district's attorney's office rounded them up first thing this
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
week. a u.s. district judge is considering the state's arguments that new lethal injection regulations will ensure that condemned inmates will not suffer cruel and unusual punishment. executions were suspended in 2006 but next week, a man from southern california is scheduled to be executed, the first of more than 700 inmates awaiting execution on california's death row. >>> new tonight at 5:00, a bay area man is accused of manipulating his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution. now is there an all-out search to find him. south san francisco police received a tip claiming that this man, 27-year-old nicholas jerenias advertised sexual services involving his 21-year-old girlfriend on several different websites. investigators found the woman, who verified the story and told police she gave the money she earned to jerenious. anyone with information is asked to call the police. >>> today marked day 83 without a state budget and students are paying the price. community colleges statewide are turning away thousands of students and cutting classes. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is li
. >> reporter: some of it goes to alcohol? >> most of it does. >> reporter: billy uses his disability to check to buy vodka. he is homeless and spends many of his nights in a sleeping bag at u.n. plaza. with the drinking often comes trouble are. >> in trouble, getting fights, yes. getting rolled over by the police. this is in my head here two months ago. i don't remember what happened. >> these are individuals that get picked up by paramedics, in the emergency room, back and forth. some people picked up multiple times a day. >> reporter: called the chronic inebriates, the top 225 of them are draining the city's resources at a cost of $13.5 million each year. that is why he is headed north to search for solutions. he is creating a program where homeless alcoholics live. medical supervision, meals and alcohol are free. dusty wants to create similar pretreatment housing here but he has already attracted many critics. >> i understand that there is some controversy about providing people with alcohol but the potential we can with stabilize people who are really falling through the contracts and cos
and beverage distributors who told me, quote, this is not a competitive issue for us. this motion has nothing in it for our protection. if one of our semis is on the highway heading to the retailers, how do we know if he's under the influence? plain and simple, the alcohol industry is trying to kill the competition. their mission is to drive people to drink. it's a heck of a coincidence. they are pedestridling a product is far more dangerous than marijuana. they say not to worry, that smokers are not necessarily shut-ins. >> that's to say that somebody who uses marijuana just oppositsits on the couch and is a pothead and therefore they don't leave the house. >> we'll get involved in this debate in the coming weeks before the election. in hollywood, i'm robert cavalsink. >>> the fight for the don't ask, don't tell policy is far from over. >> this isn't the end of this. we're going to continue to move on. we know we've been blocked procedurally. >> republicans voted unanimously against a major defense policy bill that included a provisional loug gays to serve openly in the military. tonight dem
with some claiming democrats were using the issue to score political points. steve handelsman has more. >> i stand here today on two good legs again as a proud, gay marine. >> reporter: democrats rolled out their big guns. eric alfa, one of the first warriors hurt in the war. >> someone who served in battle and others new i was gay and it did not matter. >> reporter: alva got a medical discharge, but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> but it's long past time to repeal this policy, which is both unjust, un-american and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: but republicans blocked the vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path we would be ignoring the views of the troops an casting aside the professional military advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor to the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said, don't let gays serve o
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